UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences


UCL Clinical Academic Training

UCL Clinical Academic Training (UCAT) is an internationally leading centre for the training of the brightest and most promising clinical academic researchers at all stages of their careers.

From Specialised Foundation posts through to NIHR Academic Clinical Fellows, Clinical Research Training and Clinician Scientist Fellowships plus NIHR Clinical Lecturers, UCL supports excellence at all levels of medical, nursing and allied health professional careers.

Additional support can be found through the Clinical Academic Training Forum (CATF): they have launched a new website to promote the role of clinical academics and support health professionals beginning their clinical academic journey. CATCH, the Clinical Academic Training & Careers Hub, aims to be a one stop shop for infomation on academic careers. 

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Specialised Foundation Programme (SFP)

UCL hosts the Specialised Foundation Programme from the North Central and East London Foundation School. 

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Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACFs)

Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACFs) are part of the NIHR Integrated Academic Training (IAT) Programme.

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Academic Clinical Lectureships (CLs)

Academic Clinical Lectureships (CLs) are part of the NIHR Integrated Academic Training (IAT) Programme.

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Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Programme @ UCL

UCL hosts a Wellcome Trust funded PhD programme for clinicians. Find out more about the programme @ UCL.

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Clinical Research Training Fellowships (CRTFs)

CRTF is a grant for clinicians to undertake 'Out Of Programme Research' leading to a PhD.

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Clinician Scientist Fellowships (CSF)

A grant held by clinician with a PhD to undertake full-time postdoctoral 'Out Of Programme Research'.